Compulsion and Addiction treatment with Robert Mitchell

Addiction Treatment in Belmont, California


Do you think you might have an addiction?

Many people come to see me to explore whether their choices are really a problem or not.  Others come here because they know they no longer possess the ability to control their life and the choices they are making are leading them in a negative direction. Some come to me to do the psychological work while doing their 12 steps.

What to expect from addiction therapy

I offer a non-judgmental, open approach for exploring your compulsive or possibly addictive behaviors. We'll explore whether the negative consequences of your actions outweigh the enjoyment of your habits. If you come to a place, or are already at the place where you wish to change, I offer support and time-tested techniques to achieve a more healthy life course. Depending on your decided goals, we'll work from an abstenance (e.g., 12 step) model and from a Harm Reduction model.Robert Mitchell PhD.

Searching Pathways Therapy office is located in Belmont, California and serves all of the Bay Area. I work with people at all stages of compulsive behaviors and drug and alcohol use. If you or a loved one is struggling with compulsive behaviors (like drugs, alcohol, shopping, pornography, or internet use), help is available. Call me today for more information at (650) 394-4473

Frequently Asked Questions


What kind of addictions and compulsions do you work with?

I work with alcohol and substance issues. I also work with things like compulsive spending, compulsive gambling, and compulsive internet behaviors.
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I think I might have a problem, but I'm not sure. What do you suggest?

It's great that you're curious. What I suggest is that we take a truly objective look at what you've been doing. There's something about your actions that has worked for you, otherwise you wouldn't have been doing them. We'll look at your behaviors and see what you're getting out of them and we'll also look at what it might be costing you in different aspects of your life (e.g., expense, time, relationships, job performance, self-image, etc.). As we do this, it will probably become clear to you as to whether this is something you wish to change or not.
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I know I have a problem, but I can't seem to stop. Can you help?

Yes, in many cases I can. People find themselves in this situation for different reasons. We'll figure out what seems to keep you from moving in the direction you wish and create a strategy that will help you achieve your desire for a healthy lifestyle.
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